#154 Windres crashes

David Mcken

I am an allegro user and I recently had to re-install
windows. When I went to re-compile allegro I got the
blue screen of death. I asked on the allegro mailing list
what the problem could be. I was told I had to have at
least DirectX 7. I decided to go the extra mile and went
to DirectX 8. I tried the compile again. Now the system
froze. I have located the point at which the freeze
occours. Windres, when run (even by itself) freezes my
computer. I can replicate the problem by just running
windres from either a ms-dos box or double-clicking the
executable in windows. The freeze is two fold. Some
times I get the blue screen of death otherwise I get a full
system freeze (screen freezes, mouse is useless, ect). I
am using Windows ME (Compaq version), 800Mhz
processor, 128 Mb RAM, 14 Gb HD, USB Keyboard,
PS2 mouse. As far as I know my system is up to date
with the latest patches. I can use gcc with no problem
as long as I do not use windres.


  • Guido de Jong

    Guido de Jong - 2002-06-17

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    Norton AntiVirus incorrectly detects a virus in windres that
    comes with MinGW and locks up the system. Someone
    please document this as a known problem.

  • David Mcken

    David Mcken - 2002-06-18

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    I put it in norton's exclusion list but now instead of freezing I
    get the blue screen of death!

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2002-08-05
    • assigned_to: nobody --> earnie
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
  • Tony

    Tony - 2004-10-30

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    When I started using windres on Win98SE from MinGW 2.0.0, I
    got hard crashes (insta-reboots, BSD's, etc). Apparently,
    the solution was to add the --use-temp-file parameter to the
    windres command line. Reference


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